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PIPE, Eng. laid. The name of a roll in the exchequer otherwise called the Great Roll. A measure containing two hogsheads; one hundred and twenty-six gallons is also called a pipe.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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As soon as the tooling had fractured and compressed the broken pipe away to the sides, the pull resumed its pace.
I recall an earlier 'incident' while supervising loadings at a Kwinana jetty--a ship discharging caustic soda for the refineiy rocked in the swell and tore the pipe away, The Sounds marine life playing litmus paper to the shift in pH.